A woman in the Miami area was charged in federal court with threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris in a series of videos sent to her husband in prison, officials said.
According to the Secret Service complaint, Nivian Petit Phelps, 39, through a service called “JPay” used to share media between imprisoned and non-imprisoned individuals. I sent my husband five 30-second videos and two photos a month. ..
“The video generally depicts Phelps complaining to the camera about his hatred of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and others, and talking angry,” officials said. “But in those videos, Phelps also spoke about the murder of Vice President Harris.”
“Someone paid me $ 53,000,” Harris said in a video on February 13, according to the complaint. In another incident from February 14, Phelps claimed to go to the shooting range “until you leave the chair.” And in a video on February 18, she complained that Harris would die in 50 days.
According to officials, a February 20 photo showed Phelps laughing with a pistol next to a target with a bullet hole in the shooting range. Two days later, she applied for permission for a hidden weapon, according to the complaint. Authorities said the second photo sent to Phelps’ husband portrayed “a boy man who was later determined to be Phelps’ son and had a pistol and a target.”
According to the complaint, Phelps claimed in an interview with an investigator that Harris believed he was “not really a” black “.”Harris First black American, The first South Asian American and the first woman were elected Vice President in US history. Phelps are also black.
Phelps later told investigators that Harris was angry about becoming Vice President, but the complaint said it was “more than that now.” She was arrested as a result of the investigation.
Phelps, a longtime nurse at the Jackson Memorial Medical Center, was “unpaid and suspended while we were processing her dismissal,” her employer said in a statement. NBC Miami reported..
She has been working in a hospital since 2001 and “has spent the last two years as an associate nurse” at the facility’s Ambulatory Care Center West.
Phelps’ mother, Heroia Petit, Told to NBC Miami Her daughter is “ill” and “she doesn’t even know what she’s doing.” She wants the price to be able to go down.
“Don’t punish her …” she heard people tell her, “Petit said. “She is desperate. She has nothing to do. Her husband has imprisoned two children for ten years. Home, she lost everything.”
Records show that Phelps is being held in a federal detention center in Miami.